Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 until further notice

Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

Connect

Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Jan
    19
    Self-Care Workshop
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Overbrook Park Library, 7422 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19151, USA

    Self-Care Workshop

    January 19, 2019
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour
    Overbrook Park Library, 7422 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19151, USA
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    Join personal chef and community food educator Shayla Dorsey as she leads participants through hands-on activities to combat stress on a budget. LEARN MORE: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/81534
  • Jan
    20
    Total Lunar Eclipse in PHL
    9:36 pm to 2:48 am

    Total Lunar Eclipse in PHL

    January 20, 2019
    9:36 pm to 2:48 am, 5 hours
    LEARN MORE: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/philadelphia
  • Jan
    21
    The Trees Rooted in the Civil Rights Movement
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    UC Green, 4601 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, USA

    The Trees Rooted in the Civil Rights Movement

    January 21, 2019
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 5 hours
    UC Green, 4601 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19139, USA
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    UC Green invites you to a special and enlightening educational workshop and service project. Explore the presence of trees in the Civil Rights Movement and visit the grounds of the Paul Robeson House, a local historical site and home of the civil rights activist and cultural icon for a clean and care project at the property. Space for this event is limited. Please register via Eventbrite link. Email info@ucgreen.org for inquiries. LEARN MORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/622921514832515/

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